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Public stands to lose in Dellosa-Nepomuceno feud at Customs

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A Bureau of Customs (BOC) insider says the “peace treaty” between Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Jessie Dellosa and Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement Ariel Nepomuceno tends to benefit Dellosa more than Nepomuceno.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Feuding Customs execs ‘smoked peace pipe’

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Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Jesse Dellosa:. AFP FILE PHOTO

Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla is “unperturbed” by the reported feud between the Bureau of Customs’ Intelligence Group (IG) and Enforcement Group (EG), each of which had accused the other of corruption, according to the head of the agency’s public information and assistance division.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

BOC scouting for ‘smart, combative people who take initiatives, turn down bribes’

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Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“Rewrite history … Help reform the Bureau of Customs.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs to buy drug-sniffing dogs

The Bureau of Customs will buy more specially trained dogs to help in the detection of illegal drugs entering through the country’s airports and seaports.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Tara’ continues at customs bureau

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Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Jesse Dellosa:. AFP FILE PHOTO

The passing out of “tara”—slang for grease money in exchange for the release of contraband cargo—still continues at The Bureau of Customs but intelligence authorities at the port area claim these corrupt transactions have decreased since the new leadership began stricter monitoring.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court stops release of illegally imported rice

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court stopped the implementation of the Manila Regional Trial Court’s order allowing the release of 189,540 bags of rice that arrived last year in Manila port without the proper documents.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC affirms BOC exec’s dismissal

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The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of Bureau of Customs (BOC) miscellaneous division chief Flor Gupilan-Aguilar after she was found to have properties that were not declared in her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2nd largest steel importer tagged for smuggling

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed complaints against a businesswoman and a broker in the Department of Justice for allegedly smuggling steel angle bars from China through the Port of Manila in January.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

70 firms, including Globe, 45 customs brokers suspended due to violations

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Nine out of every 10 shipments of imported goods that pass through the country’s port are either misdeclared or undervalued, resulting in billions of pesos in lost government revenue, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1 million bags of ‘smuggled’ rice kept in ports

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An alliance of food producers is suing another judge for releasing 480 container vans of rice shipments that had been under the custody of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Manila.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Naia Customs seizes mag hiding $10k between pages

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Bureau of Customs (BOC) policemen are tracing the consignee of a magazine found with several $100 bills tucked between its pages at a customs warehouse at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Retired prosecutor, brod shot dead in Sulu

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Even as the judiciary is still shocked by the Feb. 28 killing of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr., a retired state prosecutor was gunned down in Indanan town, Sulu province, on Monday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ex-prosecutor, brother gunned down in Sulu

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Even as members of the judiciary here were still in shock following the Feb. 28 killing of Regional Trial Court Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr., a former government prosecutor was gunned down along with a brother while they were burying a sister of theirs in Indanan, Sulu, on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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